Andrew's Hall Centre for Missional Leadership (Vancouver) is offering a
Zoom call for Pastoral Leaders on September 15 at 12 noon (Saskatchewan
time). Join in a conversation with Rev. Dr. Ray Aldred.
Aldred was ordained with the Christian and Missionary Alliance in
Canada. He is status Cree from Swan River Band, Treaty 8. Born in
Northern Alberta, he now resides with his wife in Richmond, British
Columbia, Canada. Ray is the director of the Indigenous Studies Program
at the Vancouver School of Theology whose mission is to partner with
the Indigenous Church around theological education. Formerly Ray served
as the Assistant Professor of Theology at Ambrose Seminary in Calgary,
Alberta and is former Director for the First Nations Alliance Churches
of Canada. He is well known in Saskatchewan as the former pastor of
First Nations Alliance Church in Regina.
During the Season of Creation, you are invited to participate in a webinar panel presentation on
"Listening to the Land: A conversation on the stewardship of creation."
Our three panellists will reflect on what listening to the land means
from their perspective, tradition, and experience; what they hear the
land saying and how we might respond.
Registration required. Free registration at
Season of Creation is observed in many Christian churches from
September 1 to October 4 each year. Since 1989, September 1 has been a
Day of Prayer for Creation. October 4 is the Feast of St. Francis of
Assisi, who is for many a patron saint of environmental concern and
activism. More information on the Season of Creation and prayer
resources are available at seasonofcreation.org.
Baptists and Catholics Together?
Webinar, September 22 at 11am Saskatchewan (1pm ET)
Register for free at https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN__V8WGBYQT5-c1gCC6M8Zlg
the whole church, Baptists and Catholics might seem to be
ecclesiological and liturgical polar opposites. The two traditions are
arguably more dissimilar from one another than each is from almost any
other Christian tradition.
Yet, as veteran Baptist ecumenist Steven Harmon demonstrates in his forthcoming book Baptists, Catholics, and the Whole Church: Partners in the Pilgrimage to Unity
they share much in common that can enable them to travel together as
fellow pilgrims on the journey toward a more visibly united church.
Steven and leading Catholic ecumenist Paul Murray as they discuss
Catholic-Baptist relations and how the Baptist-Catholic encounter can
benefit the whole Christian community.
Steven Harmon is the author of books on ecumenism and Baptist studies that include Towards Baptist Catholicity
(2006), Ecumenism Means You, Too
(2010), and Baptist Identity and the Ecumenical Future
He is a Cooperative Baptist Fellowship-affiliated ordained Baptist
minister, past President of the National Association of Baptist
Professors of Religion, and Co-Secretary of the Baptist-Catholic
International Dialogue Joint Commission—Phase III.
is Professor of Systematic Theology and Dean and Director of the Centre
for Catholic Studies at Durham University. In 2011 Pope Benedict
XVI nominated him to the Anglican-Roman Catholic International
Commission (ARCIC). He was a member of the drafting team for ARCIC
III’s 2017 Agreed Statement, “Walking Together on the Way: Learning to
Be the Church – Local, Regional, and Universal”, and he now continues
to serve as a consultant to the Commission.
Religions and the Pandemic: Sobering or Hopeful?
Virtual Luther Lecture - September 27, 2021 at 7pm
Dr. Azza Karam, secretary general of Religions for Peace
for Peace works to transform violent conflict, advance human
development, promote just and harmonious societies, and protect the
For more information and to register, visit www.luthercollege.edu/luther-lecture
If you have any questions, please contact Justine Esplen at firstname.lastname@example.orgThe
Luther Lecture was established by Luther College at the University of
Regina in 1977 with the purpose of making a distinctive and stimulating
contribution to the life of the University and the general community.
Annually, a distinguished scholar or leader of note is invited to give
a public talk on matters of spiritual and social importance. The
2021 Luther Lecture is presented by Luther College with financial
assistance from the James Kurtz Memorial Trust Fund, and our sponsors
Faith Life Financial and Canadian Lutheran World Relief.
Sept. 11 - Praise in the Park, Regina
Sept. 21 - International Peace Day
Sept. 28-30 - ELCIC Fall Study Conference
Sept. 30 - National Day for Truth and Reconciliation / Orange Shirt Day
Oct. 4 - Feast of St. Francis of Assisi - end of the Season of Creation
Oct. 11 - Thanksgiving
Oct. 16 - Electoral Council of the Anglican Diocese of Qu'Appelle
Oct. 16-18 - Parliament of the World's Religions Virtual
Oct. 21 - Feast of St. Kateri Tekakwitha
Oct. 26-28 - KAIROS Gathering: 20 years of spirited action for justice
Nov. 1 - International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church
Nov. 20 - KAIROS Prairies North annual gathering
Nov. 25 - International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
|UN Climate Change Conference 2021 - Ecumenical Delegation|
October 31 – November 12, 2021 | Ecumenical | one week or both
For the Love of Creation and the The United Church of Canada are seeking delegates for their United Nations Climate Change COP 26 Ecumenical Delegation. Participation will be virtual.
the latest Conference of the Parties (COP), the group of nations that
forged the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in 1992,
which commits them to act together to stabilize greenhouse gas
concentrations “at a level that would prevent dangerous anthropogenic
(human induced) interference with the climate system.”
four COP26 goals set by the host countries UK and Italy are: a steep
change in commitments to emissions reduction; strengthening adaptation
to climate change impacts; getting finance flowing for climate action;
and, enhancing international collaboration, including for the COP26
campaigns on energy transition, clean road transport and nature. You
can read more in COP26 Explained.
The ecumenical delegation will attend as observers under the accreditation of The United Church of Canada.
Read more information about the goals of the delegation and expectations for delegates.
The COP26 delegation is being coordinated by Karri Munn-Venn, Citizens
for Public Justice’s (CPJ) Senior Policy Analyst and For the Love of
Creation Coordinating Committee member and Advocacy Chair, as well as
Lori Neale, Network Coordinator at The United Church of Canada.
Apply using this online application form by September 13, 2021.
format of the COP26 and the type of access that will be afforded to
this virtual delegation has not yet been confirmed by the organizers.*
Regardless, the work of the delegation will be to participate, learn
and advocate as best as they are able in the COP space, and to
communicate during COP and afterwards to For the Love of Creation
constituencies and beyond, to bring attention and grow support for
If you have questions, please email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are significant and growing safety and equity concerns (opens in
a new tab) regarding participation of many from the Global South in COP
26 making for a potentially unsafe and exclusive COP. This exacerbates
an already unjust situation where countries and peoples least
responsible for climate change are most adversely affected. If COP26 is
postponed, we will plan for new dates. If it goes ahead in November,
these concerns and lenses will inform the delegation's focus and